Wednesday, September 26, 2007
So, I was reading this silly discussion thread at www.fark.com entitled "What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you in front of someone you had a crush on?"...
... and I laughed at myself, because I remembered something I did when I was younger but certainly not smarter.
I couldn't have been but seven or eight years old. One day, I came home from school excited and worried. I told Mom that Amber -- my impossibly hot across-the-alley-neighbor** -- had related to me on the bus that her birthday was the next day.
Frantic, I asked my mom what I could possibly give her as a present, given the short notice. In turn, Mom helped me make a rose -- and dear God, I hope you believe me, because this is so funny I'm nearly peeing myself -- from TOILET PAPER.
We made a rose from rolled-up and folded-up toilet paper and even added some perfume to make it smell nice.
The next day, I sheepishly gave it to her on the bus. She took it, and said, "I was just kidding. Today is not my birthday. I lied. And this was made from toilet paper."
I was humiliated. I'm pretty sure I tried to pass it off, like "I knew that, it's a joke gift. I mean, come on, it's made of toilet paper."
** Amber, as I've come to learn, later became a Section-8-enjoying hussy with a clown car for a vagina. Hah!!
Posted by ~Justin at 3:09 AM